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Christopher Donnan


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1968

Office: Fowler A332
Phone: (310) 825-1991
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: cdonnan@anthro.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

Class Websites

UCLA Appointments

Department of Anthropology and Director Emeritus of the Fowler Museum at UCLA

Research Interests

South American archaeology, iconography, ancient technology

Research Summary

Moche civilization flourished on the north coast of Peru between AD 100 and 800. Although the Moche people had no writing system, they left a vivid artistic record of their beliefs and activities in beautifully sculpted and painted ceramic vessels, colorful wall murals, sumptuous textiles, and superbly crafted objects of gold, silver, and copper. Dos Cabezas is a spectacular early Moche settlement located at the delta of the Jequetepeque River. Consisting of pyramids, palaces and domestic areas, it is perhaps the largest early Moche settlement ever built.

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